Jackeline Rago is a Venezuelan-born, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer and educator who specializes in Venezuelan Folk-Music as well as music from other countries and the Caribbean.
Currently, she is a faculty member at the Jazz School in Berkeley, CA, where she teaches several courses on Afro-Venezuelan percussion, Afro-Venezuelan rhythms applied to Jazz and Venezuelan Cuatro (four-stringed guitar). She is also the artistic and musical director of “The Venezuelan Music Project” and “The Snake Trio”, bands which she performs and travels with in an ongoing basis. In her workshops, she often showcases a wide variety of musical styles and traditional instruments from her native Venezuela, such as the “Quitiplas” (bamboo ensemble), Venezuelan “Maracas” and “Cumaco” (long “avocado-tree” drum).
Jackeline Rago has performed nationally and internationally for over 20 years.
For more information, see Jackie’s web site.